The Indian Society of Psychiatric Nursing (ISPN) recently organized its 22nd Annual Conference – ISPN CON-2023 in collaboration with the Institute of Nursing Education, Directorate of Health Services. The event was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant, who commended the dedication and hard work of nurses, stating that they deserve to be saluted.
Dr. Sawant emphasized the crucial role that nurses play in the healthcare system, highlighting their round-the-clock devotion to their patients. “Nurses work tirelessly to ensure the wellbeing of their patients. They are always ready to go the extra mile, and their selfless service is truly commendable,” he said.
The three-day conference provided a platform for nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals to exchange ideas and discuss the latest developments in the field of psychiatric nursing. The theme of the conference was “Mental Health Nursing: Integrating Science and Practice,” which aimed to promote the integration of scientific research and practical experience in mental health nursing.
During the conference, various keynote speeches, panel discussions, and interactive workshops were held to discuss topics such as mental health disorders, the use of technology in mental health care, and the role of mental health nurses in promoting mental wellness.
Dr. Sawant’s words of appreciation for the nursing profession and the commitment of nurses to their patients are sure to boost the morale of nursing students and professionals alike. The conference, with its focus on integrating science and practice in mental health nursing, is also expected to have a positive impact on mental health care in the country, as it promotes the use of evidence-based practices to improve patient outcomes.
Dr. K. Reddemma, President of the Indian Society of Psychiatric Nursing (ISPN) highlighted the importance of knowledge sharing and expertise gathering among nurses during the recently concluded 22nd Annual Conference – ISPN CON-2023.
Dr. Reddemma emphasized the need for nurses to keep themselves updated with the latest information, knowledge, and new innovations and skills in the field of nursing. She advised them to share their knowledge and experience among themselves, develop the ability to understand the needs and problems of people, and create and develop the ability to provide solutions. Her words of advice are particularly significant in the context of the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape and the growing demand for healthcare services in India. By encouraging nurses to keep themselves updated and to collaborate with their peers, Dr. Reddemma has emphasized the importance of continuous learning and improvement in the nursing profession. This, in turn, will benefit patients and the healthcare system as a whole.
T. Dileep Kumar was one of the distinguished speakers and shared his insights and experiences with attendees at the conference. He addressed various topics related to mental health, including the importance of early intervention, the role of family and community support in the recovery process, and the challenges faced by psychiatric nurses in the current healthcare system. Mr. Kumar’s presentation was informative and thought-provoking, and it left a lasting impression on those in attendance. Overall, his contribution to the conference helped to advance the understanding and practice of psychiatric nursing in India.